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India's Tiger Population Increases, Somewhere Leonardo DiCaprio Is Winning

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Just a century ago, more than 100,000 tigers roamed India’s forest, cut to 2007 and just 1,411 remained.

The sharp population fall (which had been at 3,600 five years earlier) caused a shock wave in the nation and increased efforts to preserve the tigers were made. It looks like those efforts have paid off, as the most recent census put the population at 1,706 tigers, roughly 300 more than he 2007 census.

“The rise in numbers is the result of sustained efforts, but the shrinking of tiger corridors is alarming,” said Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh.

Indeed, officials are concerned that the rise in population may lead to complacency with efforts being made, but also are stressing that threats to the tigers roaming territory could reverse those gains. The experts who conducted the census have warned that tiger corridors, which the animals use to move from one preserve to the next, have decreased at an alarming rate.

Aside from the obvious problem of the corridors affecting tiger numbers, the lack of space has led the cats into conflict with local farmers and poachers who kill the tigers for pelts, body parts, and use in traditional Chinese medicine.

“Securing these corridors should be taken up as a priority,” stated Rajesh Gopal, the director of the National Tiger Conservation Authority.

We’ve written about celebs like Leonardo DiCaprio who have been active proponents of tiger conservation, here’s hoping their next focus is preserving the tigers habitats!

Via Huffington Post

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